Cloudflare vs Rackspace vs Liquidweb vs WiredTree vs Amazon

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Hey Warriors!

I am creating a website site that will get a lot of front end traffic to the homepage.

It will also have a membership area (using wordpress, a lot of videos, Digital Access Pass, OptimizePress theme, etc).

So potentially a lot of bandwidth (and a lot going on).

What hosting solutions do you recommend that combines both scalability (so if I get a huge burst in traffic the site will keep running well) but also affordability?

I'm thinking of using either WiredTree or HostGator and then using Cloudflare with it

Or just using a cloud solution like Rackspace or Liquidweb (but these seem more expensive) ...not sure though


But I'm curious what you think is the best in terms of price/scalability if traffic jumps (and also will work well with DAP.

I've only used WiredTree, bluehost, and s3 in the past.

But I don't want to stress if my site can handle large traffic bursts ...or if there's downtime when I'm away.


Any thoughts or advice? I'd really appreciate it! Also, I am not super techy, a programmer, or a hosting expert ...so this can't be too difficult.
#amazon #cloudflare #liquidweb #rackspace #wiredtree
  • Profile picture of the author TheWebGuy
    For further clarification. Here's what I'm really debating:


    Use either a VPS from WiredTree or HostGator and then put Cloudflare with it...

    Or just using a cloud solution like Rackspace or Liquidweb (but these seem more expensive) ...not sure though


    But I'm curious what you think is the best in terms of price/scalability if traffic jumps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kingfish85
    I've replied to your other thread with a few details. I wouldn't compare HostGator's OpenVZ VPS's with WiredTree or other providers that aren't using OpenVZ. OpenVZ tends to be massively oversold. Look for KVM based virtualization as it's a true VM.
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